USA in Chinese spy balloon: There is the possibility of a further deepening of the dispute between the United States and China regarding the spy balloon. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre said US President Joe Biden was briefed on the alleged Chinese spy balloon.
He said that the national security team is constantly updating the President on this matter. A close watch is being kept on the China Spy Balloon. The United States claims a Chinese spy balloon was seen over its nuclear launch site. However, China has also submitted clarifications in this regard.
Biden in contact with security team
White House press secretary Karine Jean said during an informal briefing: “President Joe Biden was briefed on the spy balloon on Tuesday (January 31). He is receiving regular briefings and updates from the national security team. I just want to reiterate what the Pentagon said earlier. As everyone knows, we have detected and are tracking a spy balloon over the US. It does not pose a military or physical threat to people on the ground.”
How dangerous are spy balloons?
The White House press secretary said that after a brief briefing on the spy balloon, US President Joe Biden had asked the military to come up with an alternative. Military officials, including the commander of the Northern Command, suggested not acting quickly due to the security and risk to people on the ground.
What did the White House say about Blinken’s visit?
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to China was canceled after the White House press secretary agreed. There was a general consensus that traveling was not advisable. China’s clarification on the spy balloon is regrettable. Regarding the Chinese spy balloon in the US sky, he said that it is a clear violation of our sovereignty as well as international law and is not acceptable.
What was the clarification given by China?
The White House press secretary said that under the leadership of President Joe Biden, we stand ready to defeat China, protect our national security, and promote a freer and more open Indo-Pacific region than ever before. Explain that while clarifying, China had said that it is a civilian balloon, used for research and mainly for meteorological purposes. Accidentally entered US airspace.
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